Taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks and raising £2,500 for The BHF

A bunch of intrepid explorers from Wilkinson and Partners recently completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £2,500 for the British Heart Foundation.

The team of 8 from Wilkinson's Ilkley and Bingley offices set off at 5.30am on 28 September to complete the gruelling 24 mile course taking in the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within the target time of 12 hours. However, things didn't quite go according to plan on the day with the group taking nearly 14 hours to trek over a miscalculated distance of 29 miles!

A worthy cause close to their hearts

The staff and partners at Wilkinson's chose to support the British Heart Foundation after one of their team suffered a heart attack earlier in the year. However, thanks to the life-saving support and treatment she received from Airedale general Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary she is well and truly on the mend.

Having experienced great weather on the build up to the challenge, unfortunately on the day the group had to endure torrential rain, gusty winds and 'hail so hard it bruised your face'. The day was not without some minor incidents, with members falling in rivers, losing shoes in bogs and suffering from blisters and cramp. However, with the support of each other, the whole team finished the course together at 7.30pm that night.

Daniel Wilkinson, Partner at Wilkinson's said “It was a tough, long day, but we did it. Having experienced all weathers and some thrills and spills along the way it was great to see the team all pulling together to encourage one another, and apply plasters when required!” He went on to say, “We're delighted that we have raised so much money for the British Heart Foundation who were of great support to one of our colleagues.”

The Wilkinson team consisted of Steven, Daniel, Oliver and Louise Wilkinson, Alan Dawson, Becky Wheatley, Loren Worrell, Laura Rostron and Beth Harris.

Donations can still be made to Wilkinson and Partner's fund raising page at www.gofundme.com/wpyorkshire3peaks.

The photo shows members of the Wilkinson and Partners team as they trek towards Ingleborough.